Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

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Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by Sandwich » October 30th, 2019, 11:44 pm

See anything different about this watch? Besides the fact that it has a sterling silver case?
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Re: Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by thelonedoc » October 30th, 2019, 11:45 pm

No crown, bezel wound?

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Re: Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by binbin » October 30th, 2019, 11:45 pm

No crown.

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Re: Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by Sandwich » October 30th, 2019, 11:48 pm

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Re: Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by binbin » October 30th, 2019, 11:55 pm

oh yah, I'd have fingerprints all over the inside of the glass, bread crumbs in the movement.......


Now this would be a neat idea for a SF240 key wind.

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Re: Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by binbin » October 30th, 2019, 11:58 pm

Does the bezel thread on?

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Re: Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by Sandwich » October 31st, 2019, 12:03 am

Yes, bezel threads onto the midcase. The movement holder is on a hinge that allows it to swing out of the midcase so you can access the crown.

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Re: Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by Sandwich » October 31st, 2019, 12:06 am

You think the movement is a Cortebert product? R&S was a British company that didn't make its own movements at that time, but imported them from Switzerland.

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Re: Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by binbin » October 31st, 2019, 12:07 am

I'm not sure of the movement. Interesting watch. Did you just pick it up?

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Re: Quiz: What's unusual about this watch?

Post by Sandwich » October 31st, 2019, 12:14 am

I've had this watch about 20 years; I got it at a pen show long before I had any interest in watches or knew anything about them at all. I just liked the look, and it wasn't very expensive. Google searching now, it looks like these are "hermetic watches" that were an early attempt to make watches waterproof:

https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/water ... 02138.html

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